Dr. Hala   Salah Elwakil

Dr. Hala Salah Elwakil

Ain Shams University, Egypt

Highest Degree
M.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

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Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences

Selected Publications

  1. Elwakil, H. and H. EzzEldin, 2020. Problem-solving sessions as an effective learning method in medical parasitology: ain shams school of medicine initiative. Parasitologists United J., 13: 135-137.
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  2. Tawfeek, G.M., H.S. Elwakil and R.M. Sarhan, 2019. Ultrastructure-based insights on anti-trichomonas vaginalis effects of selected Egyptian red sea marine resources. Open Parasitol. J., 7: 26-39.
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  3. Elwakil, H., 2018. Parasites and microbiota: a complex relationship. Parasitologists United J., 11: 122-124.
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  4. Elwakil, H.S., R.A. Tawfik, Y.H. Alam-Eldin and D.A. Nassar, 2017. The effect of iron on metronidazole activity against Trichomonas vaginalis in vitro<./i>. Exp. Parasitol., 182: 34-36.
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  5. Talaat, R.M., N.M. Ali, H.S. Elwakil, 2013. Impact of schistosoma mansoni and echinococcus granulosus experimental coinfection on interleukin 10 and interferon gamma cytokines profile. Exp. Parasitol., 134: 474-481.
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  6. Elwakil, H.S. and S.M. Abaza, 2013. Towards a unified taxonomy. PUJ, 6: 1-5.
  7. Younis, T.F.I., H.S. El-Wakil, N.M. Ali and A. Ibrahim, 2011. Evaluation of cystatin capture elisa and sodium metaperiodate antigen treated elisa in diagnosis of toxoplasmosis. Parasitol. United J., 4: 61-68.
  8. Tawfeek, G.M., H.S. Elwakil, L. El-Hoseiny, H.S. Thabet, R.M. Sarhan, N.S. Awad and W.A. Anwar, 2011. Comparative analysis of the diagnostic performance of crude sheep hydatid cyst fluid, purified antigen B and its subunit (12 Kda), assessed by ELISA, in the diagnosis of human cystic echinococcosis. Parasitol. Res., 108: 371-376.
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  9. Gamra, M.M.A., H.S. Elwakil, H.K. El Deeb, K.E. Khalifa and H.E.A. Elhafiz, 2011. The potential use of 29 kDa protein as a marker of pathogenicity and diagnosis of symptomatic infections with Blastocystis hominis. Parasitol. Res., 108: 1139-1146.
  10. Elwakil, H.S. and I.H. Hewedi, 2010. Pathogenic potential of Blastocystis hominis in laboratory mice. Parasitol. Res., 107: 685-689.
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  11. Tawfeek, G.M., H.S. Elwakil, N.S. Awad, L. El-Hoseiny and H. S. Thabet et al., 2009. Genetic variability of antigen B among Echinococcus granulosus Egyptian isolates. Korean J. Parasitol., 47: 259-264.
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  12. Elwakil, H.S. and R.M. Talaat, 2009. Genetic analysis of Blastocystis hominis isolated from symptomatic and asymptomatic human hosts in Egypt. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 39: 99-109.
  13. Younis, T., I. Fahmy, H.S. EI-Wakil, N.M. Ali and A. Ibrahim, 2008. Attempt to improve the diagnostic efficacy of enzyme-linked lmmunosorbent technique for the serodiagnosis of cystic echinococcosis. Parasitologists United J., 1: 129-136.
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  14. Hameed, D.M.A., H.S. Elwakil and M.A. Ahmed, 2008. A single-step immunochromatographic lateral-flow assay for detection of Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum antigens in human fecal samples. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 38: 797-804.
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  15. Elwakil, H.S., D.M.A. Hameed, H.S. Thabet and M.A. Ahmed, 2008. Detection of molecular markers of toxoplasmosis among Egyptian patients with miscarriage using avidity IgG-ELISA and western blotting. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 38: 537-546.
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  16. Elwakil, H.S., N.M. Ali, R.M. Talaat and W.M. Osman, 2007. Impact of experimental duel infections with Schistosoma mansoni and Echinoccocus granulosus on hepatic histopathology. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 37: 1175-1188.
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  17. El, S.W., 2007. Evaluation of the in vitro effect of Nigella sativa aqueous extract on Blastocystis hominis isolates. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 37: 801-813.
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  18. Afifi, M.A., H.S. El-Wakil, M.M. Abdel-Ghaffar and R.T. Mohamed, 2006. Application of adult worm and lung-stage antigens to immunize against Schistosoma mansoni using cytokines as adjuvants. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 36: 351-362.
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  19. El-Okbi, L.M., K.E. Khalifa, H.S. Elwakil, A.A. Mohamed, D.M. Abdel-Hameed and R.A. Tawfik, 2005. Characterization of specific Trichomonas vaginalis target antigens from different isolates by immunoblotting against hyperimmune rabbit serum. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 35: 891-898.
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  20. Afifi, M.A., H.S. El Wakil, M.M. Abdel Gaffar and R.T. Mohamed, 2005. Heterologous antigens of Toxoplasma gondii and Salmonella typhimurium as adjuvants in an immunization program against Schistosoma mansoni. New Egypt. J. Med., 33: 169-177.
  21. Mohamed, N.H., M.M. Salama, M.A. Moustafa, H.S. El-Wakil, E.W. Mohareb and H. S. Thabet, 2004. Molecular characterization of Egyptian Giardia lamblia isolates. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 34: 213-226.
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  22. Khalifa, K.E., H.S. El-Wakil, F.S. Habib, M.H.A. Baki and M.E. Azab, 2004. Immunoblot analysis of Trichomonas vaginalis antigens recognized by rabbit hyperimmune serum raised against exoantignes. Parasitol. Res., 92: 48-49.
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  23. Hussein, H.M., D.M. Abdel Hameed, H.S. ElWakil and K.M. Maher, 2004. Immunoblot analysis of three different Schistosoma mansoni soluble egg antigen preparations and detection of their serological reactivity. Egypt. J. Immunol., 11: 65-73.
  24. Sayed, S.E.A., H.S. El-Wakil, N.M. Kamel and M.S. Mahmoud, 2002. A preliminary study on the relationship between Trichomonas vaginalis and cervical cancer in Egyptian women. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 32: 167-178.
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  25. Maher, K.M. and H.S. El Wakil, 2002. Dissociation of immune complexes in serum samples improves detection of circulating parasitic antigens. Egypt. J. Immunol., 9: 95-104.
  26. El-Wakil, H.S., T.S. Aboushousha, O.H. El, N.B. Gamil, T. Mansour and H. El-Said, 2002. Effect of schistosoma mansoni egg deposition on multiple low doses streptozotocin induced insulin dependent diabetes. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 32: 987-1002.
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  27. Soffar. S.A., D.M. Metwali, S.S. Abdel-Aziz, H.S. El-Wakil and G.A. Saad, 2001. Evaluation of the effect of a plant alkaloid (berberine derived from Berberis aristata) on Trichomonas vaginalis in vitro. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 31: 893-904.
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  28. Massoud, A.A., H.M. Hussein, M.A. Reda, H.S. El-Wakil, K.M. Maher and F.S. Mahmoud, 2000. Schistosoma mansoni egg specific antibodies and circulating antigens: assessment of their validity in immunodiagnosis of schistosomiasis. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 30: 903-916.
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  29. Afifi, M.A., H.S. El-Wakil and M.M. Abdel-Ghaffar, 2000. A novel chemotherapeutic combination for Trichomonas vaginalis targeting purine salvage pathways of the parasite. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 30: 735-746.
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  30. Azab, M.E, M.F. Fikry, M.H. Abdel Baki, F.S. Habib, E.K. Khalifa and H.S. ElWakil, 1999. Standardization of an ELISA format for the detection of Trichomonas vaginalis Exo-antigens in vaginal discharge. Egypt. J. Immunol., 6: 1-8.